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Below are the job description and application instructions for the Hydrogen Production Program Manager position in DOE's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO).

About the Position

Position Title: Hydrogen Production Program Manager

Position / Grade: General Engineer / GS-0801-15; or Physical Scientist / GS-1301-15

Open Period: Currently open. Open until filled.

Location: Washington, DC (DOE Headquarters) or Golden, CO (Golden Field Office)

Position type: Permanent

Number of openings: 1

Salary: $151,657–$183,500, depending on step-level and location

Telework eligible: Yes


This position is a Hydrogen Production Program Manager in HFTO, who will oversee a research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) portfolio including HFTO's Hydrogen Production subprogram in addition to the $1 billion Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The incumbent will lead a team of federal employees and contractors to manage and fund RDD&D projects focused on reducing the cost of clean hydrogen production. Key goals of these efforts are to reduce production costs to less than $2 per kilogram of clean hydrogen by 2026 and $1 per kilogram by 2031. HFTO is looking for a dynamic, innovative leader whose responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development of program strategy and objectives for the Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program and Hydrogen Production subprogram
  • Developing and managing annual and long-range budget and work plans for the Clean Hydrogen Electrolysis Program and Hydrogen Production subprogram
  • Advising and recommending program and strategy changes to senior management based upon program experience
  • Preparing and presenting management briefing materials
  • Preparing technical program documents
  • Representing HFTO and presenting at relevant technical conferences.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required to Perform the Work/Specialized Experience:

  • Expertise and knowledge in hydrogen production technologies and specifically electrolyzer technologies. Electrolyzer technologies of interest include low-temperature liquid alkaline electrolyte and membrane-based electrolyte (e.g., proton exchange membrane and alkaline exchange membrane); high-temperature ceramic electrolyte (e.g., oxide and proton-conducting solid oxide electrolysis cells); and other advanced electrolyzer technologies.
  • Expertise and knowledge in foundational scientific and engineering principles in energy conversion, thermal management, mass transport, chemistry, and electrochemistry relevant to electrolyzer technologies, and to other advanced pathways for hydrogen production.
  • Skill in oral and written communication to communicate across a variety of audiences, including technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Additional Details:

Occasional multi-day travel will be required, including periodic travel between DOE headquarters and the Golden Field Office (in Golden, Colorado). Financial disclosure is required, and incumbent may be required to pass a background investigation.

How To Apply

Step 1: Visit the Clean Energy Jobs Corps page and click "Apply Now."

Step 2:  Select your areas of interest. The relevant areas of interest for this position are:

  • Hydrogen.

Step 3: During the "Disclosures" step, under "Applicant Source," select "Other," and provide the referral code: #EERE. This code will direct your resume to the appropriate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office hiring managers.

Step 4: Complete all other steps of the application and hit "Submit."

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.